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to the ground. president obama is sending secretary of state clinto mideaa cease-fire between israel and hamas in gaza. >> the united states does not engage directly with hamas. hamas has not met the conditions that we've set for many years to renounce terrorism to recognize israel's right to exist. >> reporter: tensions are fraying in gaza. israeli jets cratering over 100 targets, killing five, gaza militants blasted off over 60 rockets at israel. abc news was there as one family bolted to their bomb shelter as the sirens sounded. with columns of tanks massing on the gaza border, israeli cabinet is stepping back from the brink postponing a ground invasion, for now. warning only a long term cease-fire could avert a dreaded ground assault. >> if a long term solution can be put in place through diplomatic means, israel would be a willing partner to saoufp a solution. if stronger military action is necessary, israel will not hesitate to do what is necessary to defend our people. >> reporter: in addition to wanting all taxes on gaza to stop hamas wants israel to lift restrictions on trade and move
. israel and hamas both say they are open to a diplomatic solution. airstrikes continue for a sixth day with deadly results, with the elections in israel coming up in january. katie marzullo is here with the latest. >> reporter: we have new video, from this morning, you can see israeli missile hit a highrise in gaza city. the building houses foreign and domestic media offices. islamic jihad said the strike killed one of its top leaders. day six, israeli aircraft has not let up, one strike was captured on video behind cnn's anderson cooper. it was deja vu for cooper who experienced the same thing yesterday, live on the air. >> whoa! >> reporter: over the weekend israel was targeting hopes of hamas activists one strike took out 10 members of one family, four were children thousands attended their funeral today. at the same time dozens of hamas rockets fired into israel, one hit an empty school. >> i very much hope over the coming days we can achieve cessation on a basis that is sustainable. >> reporter: an israeli official says his country wants a diplomatic solution. prime minister netan
between israel and hamas. israeli ground troops massing for what appears to be a ground offensive into the gaza strip that follows hamas' rocket attacks deep into israel some landing in suburban tel aviv. unconfirmed reports of three israel -- israeli casualties. 15 casualties, including civilians following yesterday's air strike that killed hamas' top military commander. >>> meteorologist mike nicco, keeping a close eye on that rain coming our way soon. >> just about five more hours of daylight and dry weather to get youries finished before the rain when it comes it is going to come in waves and it is going to be here all weekend. we'll try to give you a timetable and how much you are going to get. >>> also, the investigation into whether 5 hour energy drinks are dangerous, even deadly for some. >>> hostess says it is not kidding, why the company is [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer
troop build-up at the gaza border as the israelis and hamas are on the brink of war. suns among the countries trying to broker a peace deal. here is the deadly battle underway. >> from gaza, palestinians continue to fire rockets at israel, these were shot down by th israeli iron dome anti-missile system and israel continues to retaliation yate. they released this video that shows an attack at a media center this gaza city. this woman was pulled alive from the rubble. others weren't so lucky. palestinian authorities say 11 civilians died in this house including children. israel says it was targeting a jihad mastermind. so far 60 palestinians have been killed so far. israel blames hamas. >> they use arms and mosques to hide the arms. >> as diplomats work for a cease-fire, benjamin netanyahu says his government is preparing to expand military operations. israel is mass go tanks and troops at the gaza border for a possible ground invasion. traveling in thailand, president obama warned against ground action. >> not preferable for the people of gaza, it's deplorable for israelis becau
announced military campaign against the palestinian group hamas by twitter. s israeli defense forces are live twee tweeting and bloging about the operation in gaza. hamas also responding on line. gaza and hamas are the primary hash tag. >> tension in the middle east is escalating tonight as the possibility of all out war is increasing. many [ siren]. >> sirens went off short time nag tel aviv. alex is on the front-lines in gaza city. >> very loud explosions all around us tonight as israeli missiles land. we have also heard the distinct whoosh of outgoing rocket and hamas and other militant group return fire. tonight it seems this burst of violence is only getting worse. >> all day long rocket fill the bright blue sky. gaza militant firing on israel. at least one rocket landed tonight in tel aviv. israel commercial capitol. sirens flared as residents hit the ground. 3 israelis were killed earlier when a rocket hit their apartment in the south. this as israeli war planes pounded the gaza strip. tm target militant groups most notably hamas. but caught in the cross fire at
and hamas edge closer to the brink of war. it struck the police headquarterses and it was more than 180 strikes in the past few hours. the battle began when israel killed hamas' military leader in retaliation hamas fired hundreds of rockets into israel from the gaza strip. israel is targeting possible hamas rocket sites. they also have 75,000 troops ready to march into gaza if necessary. president obama says he supports israel's right to defend itself. now, the attacks triggered a protest in san francisco. the palestinian demonstrators want to see an end to the strikes on the gaza strip. and right across the street, israeli supporters shouted their nation is acting in self-defense. >>> new at 11:00, a road rage incident in fremont escalate need a physical fight before police arrested one of the drivers. it happened in the middle of auto mall parkway. police say both drivers, one in a cement truck, stopped right in the middle of the road claiming to have been cutoff. the driver of the cement truck pulled out a hammer and punched the other driver several times and tried to ram the car int
morning i'm cheryl jennings. >>> and i'm kristen sze. israeli and hamas leaders agreed to a cease-fire that starts at 11 a.m. sharp. >> reporter: right now is hour time, 9:30 p.m. in cairo where the agreement was reached about 90 minutes ago. we want to take you live to jerusalem to israel this is israeli president benjamin netanyahu. he has confirmed the truce this morning he's speaking live. he says he agreed after consulting with president obama. you see him wrapping up his remarks now. also we want to show you this video, secretary of state clinton in cairo. >> united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza the rocket attacks must end a calm returns. the people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence, today's agreement is a step in the right direction that we should build on. >> reporter: just a few hours ago the violence was escalating. israel launched rapid fire airstrikes on gaza city after a small militant group set off a bomb on a bus full of civilians in tel aviv, 27 people were hurt. the cease-fire reached just now, beg
broker the truce between two days of intense meetings. hamas plays a key role in keeping the peace. the cease-fire comes after eight days of inence it fying airstrikes and -- intensifying airstrikes and rocket fire in the region. >>> firefighters contained a fire at a home in oakland. looking at sky heavy sd over the scene. it was limited to the first floor near lake merritt. no one was at home at the time, and there were no injuries. damage is estimate estimated at $200,000 to $300,000. >>> nearly a hundred people are out of power. a downed power line caused the outage. it initially caused outages for 1500 customers. it caused brief delays and the power was restored in minutes. the power is expected to be back on by 5:00 a.m. and customers needed flashlights to see their way around the marina district. this is cell phone video of the scene. the power was out for seven hours after a transformer blew. the cash register still works though thanks to a generator. >>> now to the holiday and organizers at st. anthony's expect to be at capacity for their annual holiday meals in san franci
this car, hamas military commander. he was notorious in israel for his involvement in a string of attacks including the kidnapping an israeli soldier in 2006. these air strikes are most serious escalation of violence in that region for years. >>> a rare waterspout spotted in japan. take a look at the pictures. japanese television showed the footage of the large twister over the ocean. it lasted about ten minutes before arriving on hand on honshu island. >> police in south africa arrested a man that swallowed 220 diamonds in an attempt to smug them out of the country. a scan revealed he was carrying the diamonds. they were recovered. the diamonds are worth more than $2 million. >>> tsa plans to roll out a new screening system at san francisco international airport tomorrow. it's called tsa pre-check and allows passengers to be pre-screened so the tsa can concentrate on people who are more likely to pose a risk. >> after a dismal ski season in 2011 the weather seems to be cooperating. two resorts opened today, heavenly and northstar. laura anthony explains, skiers are licking their chops. >
and hamas rockets. suddenly the announcement. >> united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza. if it holds, rockets must end. >> it turned into bursts of celebration. but in jerusalem they briefed the nation on the deal glum faced. the first bus bombing since 2006 in the heart of tel aviv across the street from the defense ministry. this iet said -- this eyewitness said he thought it was rocket. more than 20 that were wounded they say it was an ide. at least 20 rockets fired out of gaza hours after the deal. >> dan: in gaza tonight, enormous relief. people breaking out into spontaneous celebration. >>> the green flags were raised across the gaza strip. palestinians poured into the streets. >> there is sense of relief on the street but this a victory celebration. after a week of fighting with israel, the palestinians feel like they have won. >> won because for the first time militant groups were able to fire rockets into israel's biggest city, jerusalem and tel aviv. >> do you believe it is a turning point. >> it is huge. >> in the final hours, both sides kept poun
. >> and if air raid sirens sound off in tel aviv as israel prepares a possible ground offensive against hamas. >> in san francisco protest over the unrest there. demonstrators tonight outside the israeli consulate. stay sz.h >> group of pro palestine protestors demonstrate entered front of the israeli consulate in san francisco today. they were calling for an end to israel military strike in the gaza strip. at the same time pro israel demonstrators across the street stressed that israel right to defend itself against rocket attacks. president obama is speaking with middle east leaders tonight about what is going on in the region encouraging israeli prime minister to scale back the violence. $18 is praising egyptian president attempt to ease tension. alex tonight is in the gaza strip. >> there are 20,000 israeli reservist who have been called up. tank and troop are massing along the border not far from here preparing for a possible ground invasion. missile and rockets flying back and forth. there has been no let up in this deadliest ka las vegas. sirens today from one of the most sacre
over se seas next. conflict between israel and hamas not showing any sign of letting up. death toll sovrd past 100 people in gaza and people there are furious. december pie the anger or perhaps because of it people are not backing down in gaza. we have the report from gaza city. >>reporter: massive explosion as israeli airstrike pounded gaza today. while militant rocket flew into israel. amidst it all. this. tiny bodies of the dead as they left the hospital today. carried through the crowd. funeral. we ask all the militant groups to respond to the mass customers this man said. shouldn't talk about a cease fire at all. they were killed sunday by missile that obliterated the 3 story house. killing nip from a single family. israel said it was an accident. in southern is relevant where our matt is reporting, 3-year-old karen play was her try single. until sirens sound. family rushes down to the bomb shelter. 8 members of the family hults together during the explosion. >> what we think was one of the iron dome missile intercepted one of the rocket overhead. big boom. of co
hillary clinton is now in the middle east hoping to end the week of fighting between israel and hamas militant. clinton met with israeli prime minister this evening about a cease fire to which the prime minister says his country would be a willing partner. about rocket continue to be fired for a seventh straight day and israel concedes it targeted and killed 3 palestinian journalist saying they had ties to militants. >> back here a one day strike at the port of oakland ended earlier than planned. the strike was by custodial maintenance worker who oppose cut to retirement benefit. some independent truckers who could not get that the port say they were losing about 400 dollars in wages per truck. yawn workers tonight agree to resume contract negotiations. the port reopened by 7 tonight. 2 hours earlier than actually expected and scheduled. last ditch effort to save hostess has failed. company says mediation talk with the baker and confection union broke down late today without an agreemen agreement. the company says it will head to bankruptcy court after all tomorrow with the inte
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